Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 20s (Ferdinand), located approximately 362 nm north of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking west-southwestward at 04 knots.
Queensland, Australia – An emergency situation has been declared in Queensland’s south-west town of St George because of major flooding. Queensland police issued the warning on Tuesday morning and said St George was bracing for flooding on Tuesday and Wednesday after weekend downpours. The Balonne River may peak at 12.5 metres overnight on Wednesday. The town of Dirranbandi was also preparing for major flooding later in the week.
Jakarta, Indonesia – Floods that have crippled much of Indonesia’s capital worsened Tuesday, inundating thousands of homes and buildings, including the presidential palace, and paralyzing transport networks. Overnight rains caused more rivers to burst their banks in greater Jakarta starting Sunday, sending muddy water up to 5 feet deep into more residential and commercial areas. Floodwaters entered parts of Indonesia’s presidential palace complex Tuesday morning but the situation was brought under control with water pumps.